Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, along with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Serb President Aleksandar Vucic, on Wednesday morning, 24 Iyar, in Red Square in Moscow, attended the parade commemorating victory over Nazi Germany 73 years ago.
Putin reviewed the parade from a tribune packed with Soviet war veterans, some of whom wore rows of campaign medals and clutched red roses.
"We remember the tragedy of the two world wars, the history lessons, they do not let us be struck blind". That spending was on display in recent years when Russia's military got involved in Ukraine and Syria. The parade featured T-14 Armata tanks, MPT Terminator support vehicles, artillery, S-400 Triumf long-range air defense systems and Yars nuclear-tipped missile launchers, and other military vehicles now in service.
The major new equipment on display included a Terminator tank created to be used in war zones involving nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, and a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet carrying a high-precision Kinzhal (Dagger) missile. The same old ugly traits are appearing along with new threats: "egoism, intolerance, aggressive nationalism and claims to exceptionalism", Putin told the parade.
Putin presented the Kinzhal missile system in March during his state of nation address, saying it could "overcome all existing and, I think, prospective air and missile defence systems". Also discussed were the means to develop political and economic relations, Dizayee said, adding that the KRG is keen to strengthen its relations with both Russian Federation and China as part of its network of strong diplomatic ties on the global stage.
Highlights included the parade debuts of the Su-57 stealth jet, as well as the Uran-9 "robotank".
Armed with a 30mm automatic cannon, a machine gun, anti-tank missiles and a rocket launcher, it looks like something out of a Hollywood science fiction film.
Netanyahu said Wednesday morning upon leaving for Moscow that in light of what is now happening in Syria, it is necessary to "ensure the continued coordination" between the Russian military and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
The Moscow parade was one of many which took place across Russia on Wednesday involving a total of 55,000 troops, 1,200 weapons systems and 150 war planes in 28 Russian cities.
In a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall, Mr Putin said improving Russia's economy following a recession partly linked to worldwide sanctions would be a primary goal of his next six-year term.